National / International News

China manufacturing growth speeds up

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:50
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace for six months in June, adding to signs that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

Gibraltar reaction 'must be robust'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:18
UK must "get off the fence" in row with Spanish government and set out "more robust" response to incursions into British waters, MPs say.

Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:09

The justices ruled 5-4 to allow workers who don't join the union and don't pay any fees to get the same benefits as those who do pay union dues.

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Nigeria 'raids Boko Haram cell'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:48
Nigeria's military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.

Underground workers due to strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:45
Power control staff on London Underground are due to begin an eight-day strike in a row over conditions.

Mertesacker defends Germany display

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:39
Germany's Per Mertesacker says winning is all that counts after criticism of their laboured last-16 victory over Algeria.

Ukraine's President Ends Ceasefire, Vows To 'Free Our Lands'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:23

The truce lasted for 10 days, even though Ukrainian authorities said the ceasefire had been violated many times by pro-Russian separatists and 27 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

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Roads 'too dangerous' for cyclists

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:20
More than half of British adults believe the roads in their local area are too dangerous to cycle on, suggests a BBC poll.

Europe: The power battles begin again

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:19
Gavin Hewitt on the new European Parliament power struggles

VIDEO: Fly-tipping along country lanes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:18
As new tougher punishments are announced for fly-tippers, BBC South East shows how it caught one offender using a tracking device hidden in some dumped rubbish.

Mother's op book helps ill children

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:51
The mother whose books helped ill children tackle fear

In pictures: Battling Ebola in West Africa

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:50
The battle against West Africa's massive Ebola outbreak

Bayeux Tapestry gets new ending

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:50
The embroiderers who finished the Bayeux Tapestry

The view from 'Pillinger Point'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:48
'Pillinger Point' - a tribute to British space scientist Colin Pillinger

The man who 'discovered' hay fever

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:45
Why was hay fever once seen as an upper-class disease?

Higgs boson spills secrets as LHC prepared for return

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:43
What does Higgs boson tell us about lifetime of the Universe?

Emin: 'It's like being touched by a ghost'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:42
Artist Tracey Emin on what her most famous work means to her

Iron-curtain consumables

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:41
A Saturn-shaped vacuum cleaner - and other Soviet classics

Unlikely heroes of Switzerland

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:36
Swiss World Cup team send multicultural message

Peron statue still in limbo 40 years on

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:20
Why there is no statue to Juan Peron in Buenos Aires
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